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Burr Ridge
Du Page County, Illinois

ZipCodes
60527

Motto
A Very Special Place



Page Contents for Burr Ridge, Illinois

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Burr Ridge is approximately 7,669 1990, 10559 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,657 1990, 3940 2010.
The amount of land area in Burr Ridge is 15.279 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.136 sq kilometers.
The distance from Burr Ridge to Washington DC is 629 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 165 miles. (as the crow flies)
Burr Ridge is positioned 41.75 degrees north of the equator and 87.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

Less than 20 miles from Chicago just off I-55, with a boundary of Wolf Road on the east, 55th Street on the north, Madison Street on the west and around 97th Street on the South.
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History & History Related Items

Before settlement, several Indian tribes lived in this area, including the Sioux, Pottawattamie, Ottawa and Chippewas. After 1935, most were removed west of the Mississippi River. The area remained open with mostly farming areas rather than residential areas. It wasn't until the 1950's that much of the area was divided up into five acre parcels. Voting for incorporation occurred on 20 October 1956 with a close vote in favor of incorporation. The official incorporation was on 30 October 1956 for the new Village of Harvester. The original 1 square mile area was increased by annexation of several nearby areas, including the area known as Burr Ridge. This area was developed by the Busby family. The name came from the stand of burr oak trees along County Line Road. The name of the village was changed to Burr Ridge in August, 1962. The burr oak leaf became the city emblem.

Burr Ridge has the distinction of becoming one of the 300 wealthiest communities in the country. They are known for their preservation movements for their wetlands, woodlands and other open areas. The village has become a planned community with managed, low-density growth.
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Attractions

Burr Ridge is a comfortable blend of beautiful homes, condominiums, five office parsk and a limited retail area.
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Burr Ridge City Government

Village of Burr Ridge
7660 County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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Burr Ridge is governed by a President and a Village Board which has 6 Trustees. Day-to-day workings of the village are overseen by the Village Administrator

Burr Ridge Chamber

Willowbrook-Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce
8300 South Madison
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527
Phone: 630-654-0909
Fax: 630-654-0922

Burr Ridge Organizations

Willowbrook-Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce
8300 South Madison
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527
Phone: 630-654-0909
Fax: 630-654-0922

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